Applications are being accepted for the Becky and Charles Witsell Endowment for Preservation Education and Training Scholarship.


Preserve Arkansas, the statewide nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of Arkansas’s historic places, is accepting applications, according to a news release.


The Witsell Endowment for Preservation Education and Training funds stipends on a competitive basis to provide education and training opportunities for members of Preserve Arkansas who contribute to preservation efforts around the state.


Awards are generally $1,000 or less, but the final amount is determined by the Preserve Arkansas Education Committee on a case-by-case basis. Applicants may pursue training and education opportunities in preservation architecture, historic decorative painting, high craftsmanship preservation carpentry or masonry, the means and methods of researching and documenting historic sites and buildings, technical aspects of restoration such as the conferences offered by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, the preparation of historic structure reports, or similar endeavors.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and funding is based on availability, according to the release. Details: www.preservearkansas.org, 501-372-4757, or ayancey@preservearkansas.org.